Less than a month ahead of its intended January 28th release and amidst the current Omicron surge, Marvel and Sony have announced that Morbius has again had its theatrical release date pushed back, this time to April 1st – this despite the incredible success which the studios are currently enjoying with Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Jared Leto stars as Dr. Michael Morbius, a scientist who unintentionally turned himself into a living vampire while attempting to cure a rare blood disease – the comics anti-hero's newfound abilities include increased strength and speed, as well as some form of 'bat radar'. However, Morbius soon discovers that the cure comes at a great cost: an urge to hunt and consume blood that he struggles to control.
Daniel Espinosa directs the pic, which also stars Matt Smith as Loxias Crown, Jared Harris as Emil Nikols, Tyrese Gibson as Simon Stroud and Adria Arjona as Martine Bancroft. Michael Keaton is also expected to feature and reprise his Spider-Man: Homecoming role as Adrian Toomes, aka The Vulture.
This is far from the first time that the horror thriller has had its release date moved, though it's hopefully the last. In the meantime, you can check out the full trailer for the upcoming Sony-Marvel film here.